The Scientific World Journal

The Scientific World Journal / 2008 / Article

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Volume 8 |Article ID 823287 |

Chery A. Whipple, Arthur D. Lander, Murray Korc, "Discovery of a Novel Molecule that Regulates Tumor Growth and Metastasis", The Scientific World Journal, vol. 8, Article ID 823287, 4 pages, 2008.

Discovery of a Novel Molecule that Regulates Tumor Growth and Metastasis

Academic Editor: Peter Little
Received01 Aug 2008
Revised12 Nov 2008
Accepted24 Nov 2008


The heparan sulfate proteoglycan, Glypican-1 (GPC1), significantly impacts the growth of pancreatic cancer cells in vivo and markedly attenuates tumor angiogenesis and metastasis in athymic mice. Interestingly, both cancer cell–derived and host-derived GPC1 play an important role in tumor development and spread. These data suggest that GPC1 may be a valid therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer.

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